Monthly Archives: December 2009

Daylight Doesn’t Need Saving

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Daylight Savings Time — I love the one night a year it buys me an extra hour to sleep, and therefore an extra hour to stay out the night before — but I pretty much hate it the rest of the year.  For the unaware, Daylight Savings Time (DST) is the practice where a bunch of now-deceased dudes mess with the clock a few months out of the year just so they can screw with my sleep schedule.  I always assumed that DST was put in place so that farmers could have more light to farm by (or whatever it is farmers do at 4am when the rest of us are just getting home for the night), but a brief skim of DST’s wikipedia page shows that the practice of DST — though proposed by various people over the years — was actually put into place by a bunch of Eurotrash A-holes who were trying to conserve coal during World War I so they’d have more energy to bomb the hell out of America.

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Are You Having a Laugh?

When I originally conceived this post, it began as an idea to rant about how finally, for the first time in a decade, the sitcom was returning to its full glory.  But just as I was set to compose a piece complaining about the comedic drought of the early 2000s (basically how every show since Seinfeld, Frasier, Arrested Development, etc. went off the air, we’ve been subjected to nothing but lackluster, boring, predictable situation-comedies), it struck me that this wasn’t really an accurate thesis statement.  The truth is, with shows like Scrubs, Family Guy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office (British and American versions), and others I can’t presently recall; we’ve actually had several pretty decent offerings since the sitcom’s modern Golden Age of the late 90s.  So instead of composing a long and contrived rant about how Hollywood forgot how to make us laugh, and laziness runs rampant throughout the writers’ guilds, I’ve decided to take the opposite position and write out an informal review of current comedic offerings and whether or not they’re worth your hard-earned 22 minutes of weekly attention.  As usual, you’re welcome.

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The Space Between (DMB Blows But I Like the Pun)

Part of my persona as a completely pretentious A-hole and general connoisseur of all things snobby is being really douchey about peoples’ spelling and grammar.  Yes, I’m That Guy…you know that guy that everybody hates for calling people out in public for any of the following:

*Using the “words” irregardless or nother (as in “a whole nother”), the phrase “I could care less” (when you mean you couldn’t care less), etc.
*The differences between it’s/its, they’re/their/there, to/too/two, who’s/whose, your/you’re, et al.
*TyPiNG lIkE tHiS oR aNy VaRiAtIoN tHeReOf
*General apostrophe usage

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